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Indian American physicians to honor India at 40th annual convention

June 23-26 AAPI convention in San Antonio, Texas to celebrate India’s rich culture and diversity on 75 years of independence

American Association of Physicians of Indian origin (AAPI), will honor India at its 40th annual convention in San Antonio, Texas next month as it celebrates 75 years of India’s Independence.

Co-sponsored by the Embassy of India & the Consulate General of India (CGI) – Houston, each day of the June 23-26 convention will have a specific theme, according to an AAPI press release.

“We are planning a historic convention in San Antonio to celebrate 40 years of AAPI that coincides with 75 years of India’s Independence, with excellent educational sessions and other programs,” AAPI president, Dr. Anupama Gotimukula, said at a convention teaser on May 15.

Read: AAPI to host 40th Annual Convention in San Antonio in June 2022 (November 18, 2021)

“Physicians and healthcare professionals from across the country and from around the world will convene and participate in the scholarly exchange of medical advances, to develop health policy agendas, and encourage legislative priorities in the coming year,” she said.

Each day of the convention will have a specific theme. Starting from ‘Unity in Diversity’ to showcase one’s own state dress code to ‘Heritage India’ for honoring and celebrating India’s rich culture and diversity.

This will be followed by special performances by popular Bollywood singer Shaan and Mehfil. The food served each will match the theme chosen for each day.

For the first time, AAPI is planning to organize an In-Person Plenary Session on India-USA Healthcare Partnership with Indian Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya on June 25.

The convention’s theme, ‘Heal the Healers — Rejuvenate And Rekindle Your Mind And Spirits,’ was also featured in the teaser. “Our physician members have worked very hard during the Covid 19 pandemic and the 2022 convention is a perfect time to heal the healers with a special focus on wellness,” said Dr. Jayesh Shah, convention chair and past president of AAPI.

Read: Cricket legend Sunil Gavaskar to address AAPI’s 40th Convention (February 9, 2022)

Noted cricketer Sunil Gavaskar praised AAPI members for being part of the “greatest profession in the world.” He said, “It’s a unique honor to be part of the important AAPI convention in Texas. I am looking forward to meeting you all in Texas.”

The convention will be held at the newly renovated Henry B. Gonzales Convention Center on San Antonio’s colorful and vibrant River Walk.

Some of the major events at the convention include: Workshops and hands-on sessions on well-being, 10-12 hours of CMEs, Women’s Forum, CEOs Forum, ‘AAPI Got Talent’, and Alumni and Young Physicians events.

Read: 40th AAPI convention to focus on ‘Heal The Healers’ (October 29, 2021)

It will also have Mehfil, Bollywood nite, fashion show, medical jeopardy, abstract posters/research contest, and exhibition and sale of jewelry, clothing, medical equipment, pharma, finance and many more.

“The most unique part of the convention is our Yoga-based Wellness Package which is thoughtfully created with world-renowned speakers. The experience can transform and inspire you,” said Dr. Hetal Nayak.

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